noun, plural sym·po·si·ums, sym·po·si·a [sim-poh-zee-uh] /sɪmˈpoʊ zi ə/.
- symptom complex,
- symptom formation,
- symptomatic anthrax
Origin of symposium
Examples from the Web for symposium
Wiliam addressed a symposium of leading conservationists gathered by his United For Wildlife charity.
One such add-on, Zerocoin, debuted at a San Francisco symposium in May.
Two of the events, nearly ten percent of this symposium, perpetuate the lie that Zionism is racism.
Tomorrow morning, Democracy and CFED are hosting an even at CFED's offices to discuss the issues raised in the symposium.
The Ghurkhas looked on in silence at our symposium, their broad Mongolian faces inscrutable.Leaves from a Field Note-Book|J. H. Morgan
Or at times, it would be an interview or my uncle's contribution to some symposium on the "Secret of Success," or such-like topic.Tono Bungay|H. G. Wells
We shall esteem it a privilege if you will consent to contribute to this symposium.
THE symposium of the preceding evening had been a little too much for my nerves.The Works of Edgar Allan Poe|Edgar Allan Poe
There is here an allusion to the and O in Plato's Symposium.The Basis of Morality|Arthur Schopenhauer
noun plural -siums or -sia (-zɪə)
Word Origin for symposium
1580s, "account of a gathering or party," from Latin symposium "drinking party, symposium," from Greek symposion "convivial gathering of the educated" (related to sympotes "drinking companion"), from syn- "together" (see syn-) + posis "a drinking," from a stem of Aeolic ponen "to drink," cognate with Latin potare "to drink" (see potion). The sense of "meeting on some subject" is from 1784. Reflecting the Greek fondness for mixing wine and intellectual discussion, the modern sense is especially from the word being used as a title for one of Plato's dialogues. Greek plural is symposia, and the leader of one is a symposiarch (c.1600 in English).